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Day 16 (not) on the 21-Day Wonder Diet

Posted in 21-Day Wonder Diet with tags , , , on June 29, 2010 by Dobsessed

Today’s weight loss/gain: 0

Total weight loss: 3.5kg

Today’s exercise: 30 minutes

Nooooo weight loss *SIGH*…I guess I should be grateful that I haven’t put on any weight? After all, I did have a total mass breakout last weekend with my KFC and McDonald’s in one day. Last night, I also ate loooooots of deep fried pork ribs and lots of fried prawn balls. So, yes, I should be grateful that I’m not backtracking.

I didn’t follow day 16 on the 21-Day Wonder Diet today, there were 3 reasons:

1. I didn’t have any unsweetened apple juice needed to make the breakfast porridge
2. I had a training course at work today
3. I didn’t have any bean sprouts to make my dinner

So, for breakfast, I had Day 17’s breakfast beans. So easy, pretty much a can of beans (I used butter beans), a can of chopped tomatoes, some seeded mustard, bacon, garlic and onions and fresh parsley. I shouldn’t have done it, but I added about 2 teaspoons of brown sugar because the tomato was very sour.

I had that for breakfast with rye and was very very full. It’s seriously a huge portion.

I binged on Doritoes with salsa for morning and afternoon tea. Lunch was rice paper roll wrap with raw vegetables (bland, bland, bland – how’d THEY know I was on a diet??).

I also ate like 50 Mentos.

Dinner was the same as what I had last night, low fat moussaka. The moussaka recipe would be perfect for the Phase 2 Protein + Vegetable Day.

Start with about 200g of lean beef, I used Coles brand 4 star beef. You need 2 tomatoes, half an onion and 2 cloves of garlic (I love garlic). You also need about half a cup of beef stock. Fry this up with no oil and add a quarter of a teaspoon each of nutmeg and cinnamon. Once the beef has browned, add the stock and let it simmer until all the stock has absorbed. Once it has absorbed, stir through freshly chopped basil and parsley.

Roast sliced (about 1cm thick) eggplant and capsicums. I seasoned and roasted it in the oven at 220 degrees for about half an hour. You can spray it with oil if you like, but you don’t need to.

A couple tablespoons of lemon and lemon zest and mix it with no fat yoghurt and drizzle on top with some baby rocket.

It’s seriously yummy (otherwise I wouldn’t bother posting it) and it’s low in fat/calories. All the ingredients are within the Dukan Diet’s criteria – I’ve read the book cover to cover. And for people who just want a healthy, low fat and delicious meal, this meal (which serves 2) is about 230 calories.



Day 15 on the 21-Day Wonder Diet

Posted in 21-Day Wonder Diet with tags , , on June 28, 2010 by Dobsessed

Mm…I don’t know if I should post today’s entry or not…after all, I didn’t really follow it at all today.

I haven’t gained or lost any weight recently, still sitting at 3.5kg of weight loss and I guess I feel less motivated because of it. I guess it definitely doesn’t help that I’ve been eating fast food, wheat and I was not really following the diet again.

I followed breakfast, banana smoothie, I made it with no fat strawberry yoghurt and it was pretty yummy. I had training again once again today, and lunch was a pretty boring affaire, cold meats with salad, which lots of.

Dinner was low fat Moussaka, which was actually very tasty…I would’ve stuck with it except my cooked a feast (for my brother’s return from the States) and I couldn’t help myself. I lost count of how many Peking sauce pork ribs I had…it was so, so good. I must deep fried, sticky, sour sweetness…

I could never be a health freak.

Anyways…despite me doing another training course tomorrow, I’m going to walk there…so I’ll be sweaty in ‘class’. Oh yeah, I was also very productive tonight, I made dinner, 2 servings of moussaka, so froze one portion for next time. I also made some breakfast beans for tomorrow, very easy…the tomatoes were very sour so I added a teaspoon (maybe two) of brown sugar.

I had left over ground beef, so I made some cumin rissoles and froze. In order not to fall off the wagon, you basically have to be very prepared. If I’d had food at home on Friday night, I wouldn’t have turned to KFC…so I’m making sure I’m prepared for my last week on this diet…

Week 2 on the 21-Day Wonder Diet

Posted in 21-Day Wonder Diet with tags , , on June 27, 2010 by Dobsessed

Total Weight Loss: 3.5kg

After two weeks on the 21-Day Wonder Diet, I’ve lost a total of 3.5kg. It’s not just water either, because since I started the diet, I’ve lost 2 inches off my waist, 1.5 inches off my hips, 1 inch off my bust.

I have cheated a few times since I’ve been on this diet. The first two days, I ate all the ice-cream in the house, I’ve had breakfast wraps from McDonald’s (once) when I was feeling down and I’ve also had KFC. I didn’t just have a burger either, I went all out and had a two piece feed and popcorn chicken.

So, after having a good day yesterday, I lost the .5kg that I’d gain after my one day of transgression…I can’t help but wonder if I hadn’t cheated at all, what I would be on today in terms of weight loss.

I’ve also noticed that my grocery bills haven’t been as bad, last week I spent about $80 and for week three, I’ve spent about $30…I probably need to do a few more shops, but it does get cheaper because you have all the spices already.

One more week to go and I’m going to try my best to not ‘cheat’ so that I can get the maximum weight loss. It’ll be very hard though, I’ve got two training days (which are catered for) and I’ve also got a work trip.

Wish me luck!

Day 14 on the 21-Day Wonder Diet

Posted in 21-Day Wonder Diet, Diet & Exercise with tags , , on June 26, 2010 by Dobsessed

Scrambled eggs with asparagus | thai prawn salad | peppered steak with pumpkin wedges

Today’s weight loss/gain: + 0.5kg

Total weight loss: 3kg

Today’s supposed calories: 978

Today’s actual calories: 1065

Exercise: None

I had the worse transgression yesterday. I had a sausage, egg and bacon wrap and also KFC for dinner. I guess that was why I put on weight today…actually, I expected it to be worse. I also woke up in the middle of the night, covered in hives. I’ve also had about 4 anti-histamines today and I’m still unbearably itchy.

I was mostly pretty good today and today’s food were delicious. I tweaked the lunch and dinner recipes but the food I ate today, would be food that I’d usually eat.

Breakfast was scrambled eggs with asparagus and tomatoes. The eggs were made with 1 egg and 1 egg white, so it was nice and soft and pretty yummy. Perhaps I’ve lost my taste for butter?? I hardly doubt it.

Lunch was a Thai prawn salad. I tweaked the dressing by adding about 2 teaspoons of fish sauce with the lime juice. I also added 1 small teaspoon of caster sugar. The salad was made with brown rice and it was reminiscent of a Laab with the slightly crunchy rice. It was so yum, it was a good balance of sweet, sour and salty.

Dinner steak was pretty good too, I just used pumpkin instead of kumara and when I was roasting it, I sprinkled cinnamon and ground nutmeg on top, which gave it a nice flavour and it was velvety and cream. .

I’ve been fairly good today, but I did hoe into some butterscotch sauce I’d made the other day for a sticky date puddin (that I didn’t eat) but I hope I have lost the weight I gained tomorrow!!

Day 12 on the 21-Day Wonder Diet

Posted in 21-Day Wonder Diet with tags , , on June 24, 2010 by Dobsessed

Today’s weight loss: 0.5kg

Total weight loss: 3.5kg

Today’s exercise: 40 minute walk

I woke up this morning with renewed purpose…was very pleased when I woke up and lost half a kilo!! I walked to work (half way) and had plans to go boxing after work.

I did well food wise…once again, I did a few switcheoos, which is why I won’t bother posting how many calories I had today. For breakfast, I had my favorite breakfast so far, sliced banana, with honey, cinnamon on rye with ricotta. I also had a milky coffee today cos I was really hungry.

For lunch, I had a curried egg sandwich…it’s actually pretty good considering there were no mayo and it was made using ricotta and cottage cheese. Yes…they are my friends.

Snack of an orange, and my afternoon went to absolute shit (work related) so I forgot to have my afternoon snack of an apple. I went home and had some butter chicken that was on the kitchen table and made my low fat pizza (with lots of ham!).

I’m not excited to step on the scales tomorrow. It has not been a good day 😦

Day 11 on the 21-Day Wonder Diet

Posted in 21-Day Wonder Diet, Diet & Exercise with tags , , , on June 23, 2010 by Dobsessed

Banana lassi | cranberry and turkey wrap | beef rissoles with beetroot salad

Today’s weight loss/gain: gained 0.5kg

Total weight loss: 3kg

Today’s supposed calorie intake: 807

Today’s actual calorie intake: 1200 approx

Today’s exercise: 40 minute walk, 30 minutes Personal Training – we boxed today

I’m just a bit half way through my 21-Day Wonder Diet and I’ve lost 3 kg.  Yesterday I registered 3.5 kg loss, but yesterday, I also had half a roast chicken for lunch along with half a bag of Fantails (cos I was in training)…so that could be why I’ve registered the extra half a kg.

I sort of did a menu switcharoo today because I didn’t want a repeat of the days when I ate disgusting food so instead of the berry salad, I had a banana lassi from Day 3.  I really dislike celery, so I switched today’s lunch of chicken waldorf salad (made with LOTS of celery – yuck!) with a turkey and cranberry wrap from Day 9.

Lunch was yummy and I thought I’d still be hungry, but I was surprisingly full (or just right) straight after lunch…before lunch though, I was really hungry and knowing I needed energy for personal training, I had a chicken in a can.  Need rather than want, I don’t find them tasty AT ALL.

This was tonight’s dinner:

It looked like a TINY portion (I’m using a smaller plate, that’s why it looks like the meat patties are huge – they’re not.  However, it was surprisingly very tasty…I did add salt and pepper into the rissoles, and I also added cayenne pepper for a bit of heat and it was delicious with the sweet, cool beetroot…definitely something I’d eat again.  Oh yeah, I also realised that this recipe fits perfectly with Phase 2 of the Dukan Diet, so I’ll be adding this to my repertoire.

After I had my dinner, my mum was making her dinner, she made wontons.  I couldn’t help myself, I ate 4.

Oh yeah, I’ve been reading the blog on How Stuff Works about the Dukan Diet and I found some very interesting calorie tools.  One of them was a very cool calculator which tells you how many calories you need per day.  Apparently, I need 2320 calories…so today, I had approximately 1200, which means I’m still eating 1000+ calories less than what I ‘need’…

According to this blog, you need to cut 3500 calories to lose roughly half a kilo, so thought I’m doing it slowly…I’m still getting there (hopefully).

Day 9 on the 21-Day Wonder Diet

Posted in 21-Day Wonder Diet, Diet & Exercise with tags , , on June 21, 2010 by Dobsessed

Spinach omelette| chicken curry | prosciutto-wrapped lamb with roasted kiflers

Today’s weight loss/gain: lost 1kg

Total weight loss: 2.5kg

Today’s exercise: 40 minute walk

I don’t even know if I should bother posting today.  Out of the whole time I’ve been on this diet, I think today is the day that I transgressed the most…not through any fault of my own! Well…maybe a lot of it could’ve been avoided…

Anyways, this was breakfast…

I had training today, and they always cater when you do a training course, so morning tea was corn thins with cheese,  sauteed mushrooms and caramelised onions (yes, I could taste butter), there were lollies and mentos littered everywhere and I also had half a litre of juice today.  Lunch was chicken curry, the portions weren’t huge, and I made sure I didn’t eat all the rice…but it definitely was a far cry from the cranberry and turkey wrap that I was supposed to have today.  Yes, they provided afternoon tea too, sliced tomato with boccochini with petso and two bite sized pieces of brownie.  I must admit, I had the brownie…but only one of them.

I thought I was supposed to have about 150g of lamb, but in actualty, I was only supposed to have 100g…so I ate too much for dinner. Mm…not good – the lamb was though!  I’m undecided about the citrus (orange) segments that they prescribe with salad…I’m just not a fat.

I hope I don’t register weight gain tomorrow!  I have another training course tomorrow, so I need to be disciplined!